| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:39 PM
When eight men returning home from a weekend duck-hunting trip spotted a woman standing next to her disabled SUV and a dead black bear, they stopped to help, authorities said.
But minutes after the Miami-Dade residents climbed out of three pickup...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The Illinois Senate on Thursday wrapped up its work for the year, leaving the Capitol after sending Gov. Pat Quinn measures that would create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois and put in place new rules regarding eavesdropping.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Annapolis Yacht Club's Tomas Ruiz de Luque has been selected as one of two coaches who will take 15 U.S. Optimist Dinghy sailors to the 30th Magic Marine Easter Regatta in The Netherlands on March 29 to April 7.
Ruiz de Luque and Richard Feeny, a...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Watching the Ravens lose, 25-13, to the Houston Texans was brutal if you are a Baltimore fan. But blame the team, not CBS Sports, for the misery this time. The network delivered a first-rate telecast.
I admit wondering earlier in the season why CBS...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list.
In a sharply worded 111-page ruling, U....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Brandon Matthews got an early Christmas present as he closed out a wire-to-wire finish and won by five strokes in the 84th annual Dixie Amateur Men's golf tournament on Monday at the TPC Eagle Trace.
Matthews, 20, a junior at Temple University, entered...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Cody Mulligan was listening.
The 14-year-old heard the crack of the gunshot firing at the closest target, 7 yards away. He caught the sound of the bullet as it sliced through the air and lodged in the side of the low ridge, behind two rows of bright...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The York County neighbors of a man facing a second-degree murder charge for what he told investigators was an accidental shooting are divided on whether there's a need for tighter gun regulations.
Brandon Bartlett, 21, has been charged with second-...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:31 AM
As a former Illinois resident currently (and unfortunately) residing in Wisconsin, I urge all Illinois residents to be outraged over the proposed bill before Gov. Pat Quinn to allow the resumption of the trophy hunting and/or trapping of bobcats. As the...